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People Food You Can Share With Your Dog

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Family, Health, Parenting | 0 comments

Enduring a little begging from soulful pleading eyes is just a normal part of being a dog mom. It can be hard to ignore those big puppy dog eyes staring up at you and sometimes we succumb to those sweet faces and give in. The problem is that much of what we eat can be harmful or even toxic to our dogs’ health. If you’re a sucker like me and want to share the food wealth with Fido, go for a snack that won’t hurt his tummy or better yet, go for one with added health benefits. Here are a few “people food” you can share with your pup, guilt-free. Carrots Raw carrots are one of my go-to healthy snacks, for me and my pups. Carrots are jam packed with vitamin A along with a little bit of vitamin K,...

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Simple Rules For Introducing Children To Dogs

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Family, Hot Topics, Parenting | 0 comments

As the adoptions manager for a small dog rescue, I’ve seen my fair share of kid to dog meet and greets that could have gone a lot better. It’s my job to know the behavior of every foster dog in our care but I can’t control how prospective human brothers and sisters will behave during an introduction. I do my best to steer the potential adopters in the right direction, “Fido is a bit shy with new people, you might want to take it slow”, but my advice only goes so far. Often enough, the kids come off a bit strong and the parents aren’t sure how to help. You aren’t in the market for a new dog any time soon, so why should any of this concern you? I’m glad you asked. Let’s say you have kids but...

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